John Sayles (born 1950) is an American writer and director known for making acclaimed independent films, usually about everyday people in North America. He is also a well-known script doctor (usually to finance his directorial projects) and has one of the most eclectic filmographies of any filmmaker. He is also a published author and has worked in television.

!! List of films written, produced and/or directed by John Sayles:

* ''Film/{{Piranha}}'' (not the just the 1978 original, but the 1995 TV version and as a script doctor on ''Piranha3D'' as well)
* ''The Lady in Red'' (1979)
* ''Film/{{Alligator}}'' (1980)
* ''Film/BattleBeyondTheStars'' (1980)
* ''Return of the Secaucus 7'' (1980)
* ''Film/TheHowling'' (1981)
* ''The Challenge'' (1982)
* ''Baby, It's You'' (1983)
* ''Liana'' (1983)
* ''The Brother from Another Planet'' (1984)
* ''The Clan of the Cave Bear'' (1986)
* ''Film/{{Matewan}}'' (1987)
* ''Wild Thing'' (1987)
* ''Eight Men Out'' (1988)
* ''Breaking In'' (1989)
* ''City of Hope'' (1991)
* ''Passion Fish'' (1992)
* ''Film/TheFugitive'' (1993) (script doctor)
* ''Men of War'' (1994)
* ''The Secret of Roan Inish'' (1994)
* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' (1995) (script doctor)
* ''Lone Star'' (1996)
* ''Men with Guns'' (1997)
* ''Film/{{Mimic}}'' (1997) (script doctor)
* ''Limbo'' (1999)
* ''Girlfight'' (2000)
* ''Sunshine State'' (2002)
* ''Silver City'' (2004)
* ''Honeydripper'' (2007)
* ''Film/TheSpiderwickChronicles'' (2008)
* ''Amigo'' (2010)
* ''Go for Sisters'' (2013)
----